Bill would make blaming workplace injuries on being female illegal

Women who get hurt on the job in California often have to dispute claims by their employers' workers' compensation insurers that their male co-workers never face. To try to get out of paying an injured woman's rightful workers' comp, insurers and their medical experts will sometimes claim her condition was caused...

California Employees Entitled to Punitive Damages

As a Los Angeles-based employment law firm representing employees only, we seek punitive damages for our employee-clients who are harmed by adverse employment actions, such as whistle blowers who are terminated for refusing to violate the law. The standards for awarding of punitive damages are "malice, oppression or fr...

Danz’ Weekly Five Employee Rights Update

In this segment of Danz' 'Weekly Five Employee Rights Update', we aim to provide our subscribers with a healthy dose of educational and timely information from recent cases and new laws. Enjoy. (1) Understanding Reasonable Accommodation: One of the of the most hotly contested areas within Employee Rights and D...

Nurse’s Reasonable Accommodation: Example of Workplace Discrimination

Recently, a court held that an employer must be fully responsive to a disabled employee's accommodation request when the request is for reassignment or risk workplace discrimination. The decision allowed a disabled nurse to take her case to the jury after her hospital unreasonably failed to reassign her to anothe...